The music in Hitman sounds like it’s being played by a Russian orchestra. It’s full of atmosphere and even a little spooky at times, setting a background of high tension for the action on the base game grid. There are deep choral voices combined with high string noises that give you the feeling you could be waiting in a dark alley, full of fear and anticipation. Even though early Microgaming slots had a tendency to rely on arcade style win noises and sound effects, this certainly isn’t the case with Hitman, which has a very sophisticated audio palette that effectively punctuates the action on the grid.
When Hitman arrived on the online stage the visuals blew other online slot machines out of the water. This hasn’t change, as this slot still has high quality visuals and smooth animations that make every single spin a pleasure. The black background that features an outline of Agent 47 is definitely on point and the spectrum of colours that picks out the active pay-lines on the sides of the grid adds a certain flavour to the game. The reel symbols and bonus game visuals are all incredibly well designed, giving this title a high tech, high quality feeling that will have you wrapped up in every spin.
Base game wise there’s plenty to like in Hitman. Not only are you looking at a fifteen pay-line structure spread over a five reel set up, but there are three different bonus scatters that can be used to access the different features available from this slot. It’s not all about the features either – there’s a good reel bonus in the form of an expanding wild mechanism that trigger anytime you land a wild on the middle three reels.
There are three different bonuses available in Hitman. The first is the insignia bonus, which is a standard reel pick. Land three of the insignia symbols anywhere in view on the first three reels and you’ll get to pick one in order to uncover a prize. This is paid out as a straight multiplier that’s applied to your total stake ensuring you make a tasty reward for this fast paced feature.
What slot would be complete without free spins? When you stop in three or more of the 18 certificate symbols anywhere in view on the grid you’ll be taken to a second set of reels where all your wins are doubled for the duration of the bonus. Here you receive eighteen free spins that usually convert into a rather nice little pay-out. The only downside to the free spin round is that the expanding wild and all other features, including re-triggers are disabled.
The final bonus round on Hitman is the signature second screen bonus round. This is activated when you hit three of the green digital laptop on the last three reels of the grid. This takes you to a second screen bonus where you have to pick a target and a weapon, which reveals a prize amount and a multiplier giving you a big money pay-out. This is often the most lucrative of all the bonus and thus is the least likely to trigger so make the most of it when it comes along.